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The Dhammapada : the path of perfection / translated from the Pali; with an introduction by Juan Mascaró

Secondary Author Pali
Mascaró, Juan
Country Reino Unido. Publication Harmondsworth : Penguin Books, 1973 Description 92 p. ; 28 cm Series Penguin classics ISBN 0-140-44284-7 CDU 294.3
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Monografia Biblioteca Fernão Mendes Pinto
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The Dhammapada is a collection of aphorisms that illustrate the moral teachings of Buddha - the spiritual path to the supreme Truth. Probably compiled in the third century BCE, the verses are arranged according to theme, covering ideas such as self-possession, good and evil, watchfulness and endurance. Together they describe how an individual can attain the enlightenment of Nirvana, the supreme goal of Buddhism. The road to Nirvana, as illustrated in The Dhammapada, is narrow and difficult to negotiate, but the reward of eternal life gives hope and determination to the traveller.

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Juan Mascaro read Modern and Oriental Languages at Cambridge, lectured in Oxford and eventually became Professor of English at Barcelona University. He has translated the Upanisads and the Bhagavad Gita . He died in 1987.


Juan Mascaro read Modern and Oriental Languages at Cambridge, lectured in Oxford and eventually became Professor of English at Barcelona University. He has translated the Upanisads and the Bhagavad Gita. He died in 1987.

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